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Shan Leah's debut literary thriller, Thieves, Beasts & Men, was an award-winning Finalist in the 2021 American Fiction Awards for Best New Fiction, a Finalist for the 2021 Shelf Unbound Award for Best Fiction, and is currently longlisted for the CIBA (Chanticleer International Book Award) Somerset Prize for Best Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2021.
She's also a fine artist and freelance photographer, and her work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Black & White Magazine, Black+White Photography Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Private Residences North America, At Home Magazine, and three editions of fine art compilation books by Out Of Step Books. Her work was also recognized as a grantee of the 2017 Impact Returns Grant.
Shan is a lover/writer of dark literary fiction. Surrounded by an endless supply of pens, papers, paints, and clay, she grew up in the Florida Keys and was taught proper wheel-throwing techniques before mastering her shoelaces. She currently lives in Dunedin, Fl, with her brilliant kid and small herd of cats.
She finds beauty dreadfully boring.
Shan is represented by Nicki Richesin at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency
Thieves, Beasts & Men was published by Skyhorse/Arcade, Oct 5, 2021
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PART COMING-OF-AGE, PART OCEAN ADVENTURE, BANDS OF A SMALL HURRICANE EXAMINES A FATHER’S DEVOTION DESPITE HIS SELFISHNESS,
A DAUGHTER’S LOYALTY DESPITE HER REBELLION,
AND THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
DANIELLA QUINN has lived all of her 14 years in the Florida Keys, and is beginning high school with an eye toward budding adulthood and newfound popularity. She even has a sweetheart—a boy vacationing with his family. Summer of Love, indeed.
Though well-sheltered by her manic-depressive mother and adoring (if occasionally drunk) father, Danni finds herself drawn to a mysterious new girl at school, whose individuality and intrigue offer a glimpse at the larger world beyond the islands. And when Danni forms a relationship with a group of nudists living on a secret beach, she begins to question everything she’s ever been taught about family, honesty, beauty, sex. Even the very definition of home.
Richard Quinn is a God of the sea, if only in his mind. But life has a way of growing tedious for even the boldest of men. So when a stranger arrives in the Florida Keys with a plan to rescue her brother from behind The Iron Curtain, Richard seizes the opportunity to reclaim his fading heroism, consequences be damned.
As a daring project unfolds in secret, Danni begins to question the integrity
of the father she’s always worshipped, and whether or not she could be (or ever was) safe in his care.
Experiencing the challenges of teenage romance, a new society burgeoning with free love and recreational drugs, an escalating mistrust of her family, and a longing to run away with a community of hippies, Bands Of A Small Hurricane follows one girl’s sexual revolution and discovery of self amid the mangrove-tangled waters of Florida’s southern edge.
Children's picture book
A DELIGHTFUL MADNESS:
Unconventional Tips for the
A MISEDUCATION OF SEX